3 Keys for the Saints to Dominate the Panthers in Week 3

Mark Ingram and the Saints are 8-2 in their last 10 games against Carolina.
Mark Ingram and the Saints are 8-2 in their last 10 games against Carolina. / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

It's no secret the Panthers are terrible, and the New Orleans Saints are in great shape to dominate their divisional foe in Week 3. I'll jump into why the Saints have an edge, but let's first make sure you're utilizing FanDuel Sportsbook's $1,000 free bet offer to take advantage.

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But just like the Saints in Week 3, we're going to win. Here's why:

3 Reasons the Saints Will Dominate the Panthers

Matt Rhule

I'm not sure Panthers' coach Matt Rhule could beat an egg right now. He's completely lost as Carolina's leader, and as a result the Panthers have nine consecutive losses.

Carolina is a pathetic 2-14 against the spread in its last 16 contests. Some coaches are quarterback gurus, unlocking previously known potential. Rhule, meanwhile, is more like a quarterback vacuum, sucking away any talent the signal caller once had.

At Baylor, Rhule infamously went 0-11 against ranked teams. When he's up against good competition, he falters. That trend carried over into the NFL, and the Panthers won't improve until he's gone.

Saints' NFC South Dominance

The Saints are historically excellent on the road against NFC South teams, covering the spread in 10 of their last 13 in this spot. New Orleans always gets focused for divisional games, and it'll want a big performance after a dud against Tampa Bay.

To make matters worse for Carolina, the Saints are 8-2 in their last 10 games against the Panthers.

Dominant Defense

If the Saints' defense frustrated Tom Brady this much on Sunday, just imagine what it'll do to Baker Mayfield:

New Orleans' stout defensive front should wreck a Carolina offense that ranks 20th in the NFL in yards per play. Baker Mayfield is completing only 53.6% of his passes and 6.8 yards per attempt, both numbers that would have ranked among the NFL's worst in 2021.

Against Cameron Jordan & Co., it should be another long, frustrating day at the office for the Panthers offensively.

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